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Excel Services loads and displays an Excel 2007 workbook but does not display shapes or embedded pictures in a chart in the workbook


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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario. You publish a workbook that you created in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 to Excel Services, a feature of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The workbook contains one or more shapes or embedded pictures in a chart in the workbook. When you use a Web browser to view the workbook that you published to the server, Excel Services loads and displays the workbook and the chart. However, Excel Services does not display the shapes or embedded pictures in the chart.

If the shapes or pictures are not located within a chart in the workbook, Excel Services does not load the workbook. Instead, you receive the following error message:
Unable to Load Workbook

The workbook that you selected cannot be loaded because it contains the following features that are not support by Excel Services:

Comments, ActiveX controls, Shapes, Text Boxes, Pictures, WordArt, Clip Art, Embedded OLE objects, Annotations, Forms Toolbar controls, Charts that are part of a group, Signature Lines, or Camera objects.

Contact the workbook author.

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Cause

This issue occurs because Excel Services does not support shapes and pictures. Excel Services does not load a workbook that contains a shape or an embedded picture. Therefore, the error message that you receive is expected behavior.

Note You receive this message when you try to view an Excel 2007 workbook that contains one or more shapes or pictures.

However, if the shapes or pictures are located within a chart in a workbook, Excel Services does not display the "Unable to Load Workbook" message. Instead, Excel Services loads the workbook and the chart. However, it does not display the shapes or the embedded pictures in the chart.

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More information

For more information about unsupported features in Excel Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more information about Excel Services, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

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Keywords: KB928721, kbexpertiseinter, kbprb, kbtshoot, kberrmsg

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Article Info
Article ID : 928721
Revision : 4
Created on : 10/15/2007
Published on : 10/15/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 339